The report provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progres by providing benchmarks of national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them.

Based on data gathered from 155 countries, this report offers the first global assessment of the scope of human trafficking. It includes as overview of trafficking patterns, legal approaches to trafficking, and country-specific information on reported cases of trafficking in persons. The most common form of human trafficking is sexual exploitation (79% of human trafficking cases). The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls.
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

The Philadelphia District Attorney released the report of the three year grand jury investigation of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Philadelphia archdiocese. The report gives a detailed analysis of how the Philadelphia archdiocese covered up sexual abuse by priests, and then moved the priests to knowingly allow them to continue to sexually abuse children, while protecting the church from scandal and lawsuits. Although the grand jury was unable to bring any formal charges against any priest or the archdiocese, they recommended eliminating the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse. They also recommend other changes in the law to allow for easier prosecution of church bodies in the future.
Grand Jury Report: Philadelphia Archdiocese Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal

The report summarizes research and analysis of laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to human trafficking in greater Cincinnati. It also includes findings from an extensive survey of law enforcement officials, social service providers, healthcare providers, attorneys, city and county leaders, non-governmental organizations, media, and faith-based organizations.
Finally, it recommends three first steps our city and community leaders may take to begin addressing human trafficking.
Greater Cincinnati Human Trafficking Report

This report presents counts and rates of hate crimes for each year between 2003 and 2009.  It discusses the perceptions of victims who experienced violent crimes on they believe their perpetrators targeted them in committing these crimes.  An average of 195,000 hate crimes were committed each year in this period.

 

This is a report about bias-motivated incidents targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer, and questioning (LGBT) individuals in the U.S. during the year 2008. It is a product of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a net-work of over 35 anti-violence organizations that monitor, respond to, and work to end hate and domestic violence, HIV-related violence, pick-up crimes, rape, sexual assault, and other forms of violence affecting LGBT communities. This year, we have also included an extraordinarily important contribution by Just Detention Inter-national (JDI), which ensures government accountability for prisoner rape, trans-forms ill-informed public attitudes about sexual violence in detention and promotes access to resources for those who have survived this form of abuse. NCAVP mem-ber organizations stand in solidarity with JDI in advocating for prisoners‘ rights.

This reports documents hate-motivated violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in 2009 in the United States as reported to member organizations of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). It includes statistics, trends, narratives and responses and recommendations for change.

This report documents women’s experiences of harassment, financial control, control over their course and institution choices, stalking, violence, and sexual assault.

This report examines findings from the Youth Internet Safety Survey. Among the findings: Almost one in five (19%) of young internet users received an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year.
 
Highlights of the Youth Internet Safety Survey

This report examines violent crimes committed against Hispanic victims including rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault.
 Hispanic Victims of Violent Crime, 1993-2001

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